Jonathan Ball is pleased to announce the publication of an all new volume of At the Fireside: True Southern African Stories by Roger Webster this month:
Roger Webster published his first volume of At the Fireside stories in 2001. It became an overnight bestseller and he went on to write three more books filled with magnificent stories from southern African.
Now, ten years later, Roger Webster is back with another, all new volume of fireside tales of people and events that have shaped our remarkable country. The author brings to life anecdotes from our country’s past, either forgotten or, perhaps, left untold as a result of political prejudice, These are tales of courage and failure, honour and greed, hope and despair, unexpected and extraordinary achievements but, ultimately, stories of real people.
“In the good old African tradition of storytelling, Roger has an eye for the unexpected angle, a nose for the story behind the story. His passion and love for stories from our past have touched tens of thousands of people through his books, his radio talks, his conversations with groups and individuals. May there be many more Roger Webster books after this one.” — Max du Preez
About the author
After a career in mining and stock-broking, Roger Webster started to follow his first love: the history, the places, and – more particularly – the events, happenings and lives of the peoples of our magnificent and unique country. This has taken him all over South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Namibia, etc, ferreting out people and events that shaped and changed them. He writes stories about South Africa’s colorful past.
Webster has been broadcasting every Saturday morning on SAFM Weekend, under the heading Fireside Chats. This has been running for over 4 years. He is also the author of the series of books At the Fireside. He has also co-authored another book called Innocent Blood which deals with the British execution of the 42 so-called Cape rebels during the Anglo-Boer war of 1899 to 1902.